Gerold I, count of Geneva

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French: Geraud
Also Known As: "Count of Geneva", "princeps regionis civitatis genevensis"
Birthdate: (49)
Birthplace: Genf, Geneva, Helvetiz, Switzerland
Death: Died in Geneva, Switzerland
Immediate Family:

Son of Aymon I, count of Geneva and Berthe de Flanders, Countess Of Flanders
Husband of Thetberge de Savoie and Gisela of Burgundy
Father of Aimon I, comte de Genève; Jeanne de Genève and Conon (unconfirmed) de Geneva
Brother of Conan de Geneva

Occupation: Count, Comte de Genevre, Gerold II, comte de Genève, Comte, de Genève,, Greve i Geneve c1023-1080, Greve i Geneve, COUNT OF GENEVA
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About Gerold I, count of Geneva

From Medlands:

([1010/20]-after [1061]). "Rodulfus rex et Mathildis soror eius" are named as children of "Mathilde…filia…Gerberga" in the Continuator of Flodoard, which specifies that Mathilde was mother of Berta who was mother of "Geroldus Genevensis"[718]. As Géraud´s son Conon was probably adult when he donated property, recorded in a charter dated to [1061] (see below), it is unlikely that Géraud was born much later than [1020]. Comte de Genève. Géraud Comte de Genève supported the challenge by Eudes II Comte de Blois to the succession of Emperor Konrad I [II] King of Germany to the kingdom of Burgundy after the death of King Rudolf III in 1033[719]. Herimannus records that "Reginolf et Gerolt Burgundiones" submitted to Heinrich III King of Germany "apud Solodurum" [Solothurn] in 1045[720]. "Cono Geraldi comitis filius" donated property to the abbey of Ainay, with the consent of "Geraldi comitis patris sui", by charter dated to [1061][721]. [m firstly GISELA, daughter of ---. Guichenon names Gisela as the first wife of Géraud Comte de Genève[722]. The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.] m [secondly] ([1060/70]) as her second husband, TETBERGA, widow of LOUIS Seigneur de Faucigny, daughter of ---. Her first marriage is proved by the charter dated 4 Sep 1119 by which "Wido…Gebennensis episcopus" donated "ecclesiam de Condominio" for the souls of "…matrie mee Teberge" to Cluny[723]. Her second marriage is confirmed by the undated charter, dated to [1088/99], under which "Aymo comes Gebennensis et filius meus Giroldus" founded the priory of Chamonix, signed by "uterini fratres comitis, Willelmus Fulciniacus et Amedeus…"[724]. Géraud & his [first] wife had [one possible child:

(a) [JEANNE (-[1095]). Guichenon names Jeanne as the wife of Comte Amédée II referring to various secondary sources[725]. Her origin is not known with certainty, but Guichenon, referring to "Henninges" (no precise citation), suggests "avec…assurance et…probabilité" that she was the daughter of Gerold Comte de Genève and his first wife Gisela ---[726]. From his discussion, it does not appear that this speculation is based on any surviving primary source and it is not known how accurate it might be. m ([1065/70]) AMEDEE de Savoie, son of ODDON Comte de Chablais & his wife Adelaida di Susa ([1048/50]-26 Jan 1080, bur Saint-Jean de Maurienne). He succeeded his brother in 1078 as AMEDEE II Comte de Savoie, Marchese di Susa.]

Géraud & his [first/second] wife had one child:

(b) CONON (-before 1080). "Cono Geraldi comitis filius" donated property to the abbey of Ainay, with the consent of "Geraldi comitis patris sui", by charter dated to [1061][727]. The chronology suggests that Conon must have been considerably older than his brother Aimon [I] and therefore was probably born from his father´s [first] marriage.

Géraud & his [second] wife had one child:

(c) AIMON [I] ([1065/80]-12 May [1125/28]). "Patris Geraldi et fratris Cononis, comes Aymo successor" donated property to the church of Leman, at the request of "fratris Burchardi monachi", by undated charter[728]. Comte de Genève.

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Gerold I, count of Geneva's Timeline

Genf, Geneva, Helvetiz, Switzerland
Age 11
Count of Geneva
Age 28
Geneva (Genève), Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
Age 38
Geneva, Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
Age 49
Geneva, Switzerland
Comte de Genève, de Vienne et de Maurienne
Comte de Genève